ST. PETERSBURG — Admiral Farragut gave its students and alumni a happy homecoming Friday night with its victory over Santa Fe Catholic High School.
The Blue Jackets (4-1, 4-0) opened the scoring late in the first quarter as running back Toddrick Macon capped an eight-play drive with a 7-yard touchdown. Just a few minutes later, quarterback Josh Burch took the Crimson Hawks' ensuing punt 80 yards down the sideline.
But the rout wasn't quite ready to commence just yet.
Santa Fe Catholic (4-3, 1-3) made the most of a couple of miscues by the Blue Jackets, including a fumble deep in their own territory to even the game 14-14 by halftime.
But on the Crimson Hawks' first possession of the second half, Demetrious Lewis recovered a blocked punt in the end zone to kick-start a 27-point third quarter for the Blue Jackets.
But Burch was the star of the night, as he came up big on offense, defense and special teams. In the third quarter, he hooked up with Cortavious Givins and Robert Goddard for touchdowns, and returned a second Crimson Hawks punt for a score.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Burch intercepted a Santa Fe Catholic pass that led to a 43-yard field goal by Sean Covington.